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Russia becomes world’s largest gold buyer

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Russia’s central bank is now the world’s top gold buyer after adding 356,000 ounces of the precious metals to its reserves in February, data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) quoted by local paper Vedomosti (in Russian) shows. According to the report, the country — which has been hoarding bullion as of late — increased …

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Are global market trends pointing to a recession?

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2016 has been one year that has seen a mixed reaction in both the commodities and the stocks market since the beginning in January. Stock prices have been fluctuating due to the uncertainty in the market as to the effect of the slowing growth in the Chinese economy. Moreover, the …

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Big name retail stores continue to close down

Retail stores closing

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The hottest trend in retail right now is store closures – lots of them! This trend was brewing last year and seems to show no signs of stopping in 2016. Some of America’s biggest retailers are shrinking their footprint as consumers are choosing to use what’s left …

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Canada has sold all of its gold

Empty gold vault

One month ago, when looking at the latest Canadian official international reserves, we noticed something strange: Canada had sold nearly half of its gold reserves in one month. According to the February data, total Canadian gold reserves stood at 1.7 tonnes. That was just 0.1 per cent of the country’s total …

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Canada sells off its remaining gold reserves

Canada selling gold reserves

Canada is selling off most of its remaining gold reserves, mainly by selling gold coins, figures from the Bank of Canada and Finance Department show. The country held just $19 million US worth of gold as of last Monday. Through most of 2015, the country’s gold reserves stood at more than …

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Gold price soaring as economic crisis looms

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group What a start to 2016 it has been for the financial markets! Increased volatility appears to be the new norm. With reports of people lining up around the block in London to get their hands on physical gold, it’s little wonder that the precious metal is …

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China, Russia and Iran planning gold backed currency

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A Eurasian Golden Triangle is emerging with China, Russia and Iran as the three key points, F. William Engdahl notes. The latest Sino-Iranian rapprochement has prompted a lively debate regarding the new Eurasian “world order.” “Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from the least noticed events. Such is the …

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Venezuela prepares to sell the last of its gold

Venezuela Maduro gold

Last Thursday when we recounted the story of how Venezuela is now literally flying in paper money (using three dozen cargo Boeing 747s), we wrote that “Venezuela’s hyperinflation, already tentatively estimated at 720%, will likely add on a few (hundred) zeroes by this time next year. It is also quite likely that …

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Libya destroyed by the west, $7 billion in gold and silver missing

Libya Gaddafi gold

A declassified email sent on April 2, 2011 to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reveals the invasion of Libya was launched to prevent Muammar Gaddafi from establishing a pan-African currency based on Libya’s gold Dinar. According to the document posted on the US State Department website advisors to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, …

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